Building The Vera Cruise

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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by steveh41 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:05 am

Looks great Carl. Here's a reference for a bulletproof marine deck finish that might be a consideration for the anchor well...

https://www.durabakcompany.com/marine/? ... nt=Durabak

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Post by mrintense » Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:05 am

Thanks for the link Steve, I checked it out and it looks like a good choice for this use. I was going to use bilge paint, but I think this might be even tougher. I will be adding some sort of mat regardless as dropping the anchor in the well could still damage the plywood.

Tom, The anchor well has scuppers, allowing me to wash it out easily enough. I am considering adding a wash down system up front, but that would probably be later.
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by Denon Osterman » Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:48 pm

Carl, glad to see you're feeling better and making some progress.

Boy, an anchor locker in a wood boat is something I've never thought of...and it terrifies me. I'm not entirely sure I'd want the anchor even able to touch the hull - I like that bucket idea personally.

I hear you on the cold weather. It sucks not having a heated shop :(

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Post by mrintense » Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:25 pm

Denon Osterman wrote:Carl, glad to see you're feeling better and making some progress.

Boy, an anchor locker in a wood boat is something I've never thought of...and it terrifies me. I'm not entirely sure I'd want the anchor even able to touch the hull - I like that bucket idea personally.

I hear you on the cold weather. It sucks not having a heated shop :(
Denon, I'm rather a sedate person and don't anticipate speeding around a lot with my boat. It'll happen occasionally but I'm fairly confident that the rubber mat in the bottom will keep the anchor from sliding around too much. The space really is rather limited anyway so the anchor wouldn't be able to build up a lot of momentum. At least that's my story and I'm sticking to it!! :lol: :lol:

In other news, got a little more work done on the cabinet. The wing edge strips and the fiddles have been installed and cleaned up. I'm happy with the way the fiddle turned out, it has the same profile as the wings and looks elegant on the shelf edge.

I still need to install two pieces of quarter round molding (in the picture). Then I need to do some internal work adding a vertical support for the drawer and cabinet door.
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by hoodman » Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:01 pm

I have one of the common fluke or danforth style anchors. Pulling it up and trying to clean off the mud I jerked it upwards not really thinking about it. It jumped out of the water and the sharp points went right into the side of the hull. No damage that I can find. Not even a scratch in the WR-LPU. Everyone in the boat was sure I had poked a hole in it from the sound.
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Post by mrintense » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:08 am

The sun is out, first time in like two weeks! It's also been a bit warmer, enough so that I could continue the fiberglass work on the anchor well and do some other assembly on the cabinet. By the end of today, the anchor well will be completely epoxied and glassed. The cabinet got the center divider / drawer support made and installed. Epoxy is a bit slow curing so it will be tomorrow before I can clean up glue lines on the cabinet.

I've decided to use bilge paint for the anchor well because I have a full quart available and might as well use it. Before I do that however, I am going to be installing the anchor rope bracket.

Anyway, here are a couple of progress shots.
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by hoodman » Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:58 pm

That cabinet is going to be a real showpiece. And I can tell that anchor well is not an easy place to fiberglass.
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by Hercdrvr » Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:16 pm

Snazzy, ready for some leather bound books.
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by mrintense » Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:11 am

Man the equipment and software of the information can really suck at times. First there's the upgrade on the forum software that doesn't go as planned. No reflection on Gayle and John. As a software engineer, I understand how obtuse this technology can be at times.
When it first came back up I tried adding a post but there were still problems.

Then this morning everything seems to be working fine so I tried to redo the post from the other day, and instead, my home internet connection fails.

Sorry for the rant. Sometimes I'd rather go back to a pair of cans and a string for communications.

In boat building, I made some progress this weekend. Got the anchor well completed except for wiring and the hatches (both of which will come later). And the cabinet I've been working on got stained. That will wait a week before applying epoxy.

I'll be starting on the forward deck structure soon and I've also started on the aft floor structure.

Here are a few progress shots.
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by DrBryanJ » Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:22 am

It's looking really nice Carl.
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by hoodman » Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:16 am

You're checking off the little details, Carl. It will pay off in the end.
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by psychobilly » Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:28 pm

Beautiful bud

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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by sscobra » Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:55 pm

You are making great progress, Carl. Looking very good. Skip
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by mrintense » Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:55 am

Thanks Matt, Bryan, Billy, and Skip! :D :D

It's nice to get some of these things checked off. So many of the tasks are small and preparing for something else. Still hoping to do an initial launch in Spring 2020.
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by Bill Edmundson » Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:58 am

Carl

Looks great! I always try to have something working that I won't need until down the road. I work on these while "paint dries" or something else. I can put these away and get back to the big task. It sure makes things go faster when you get to them.

There are a lot of unseen things that have to be done also.

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